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Noel D Preece

Adjunct Associate Professor, James Cook University


Adjunct Associate Professor, James Cook University
Councillor, Ecosystem Science Council.
Committee Member, Ecological Society of Australia.
University Fellow with Charles Darwin University.

Terrestrial Ecologist with 40 years experience in tropical, arid, temperate and alpine management, research and consulting. Principal Environmental Scientist and Director of private consulting firms for over 25 years working in northern and central Australia. I also ran Discovery Ecotours for 13 years in central and northern Australia.

I have broad interests in northern Australia, including fire ecology, savanna management, biodiversity, natural resource management, indigenous ecological knowledge and natural resource management in the savanna region, carbon sequestration and mitigation through reforestation, savanna burning and soil carbon sequestration.

I now live in far north Queensland, and with a team have established a major reforestation project on our property for carbon and biodiversity. The plantings are designed as a fully replicated experiment, examining carbon sequestration, planting methods, soil carbon sequestration processes and a host of related studies into natural recruitment, costs of planting and maintaining, vertebrate colonisation, dung beetles, bees and flies.

PhD (CDU) on Indigenous Ecological Knowledge and Land Management, MSc (Zoology, UQ) on arid fauna and habitats, BSc Earth Sciences & Ecology (MacqU).

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